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High School Sports

  • Soccer: Girls soccer ends season without a win

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County High School girls soccer team ended their season last week when they lost 0-2 to LaRue County in their first and last game of the 18th District Tournament.
    “We came out on the losing side of things, but I thought the girls did really well following the game plan,” Head Coach Derek Cissell said.
    Having faced LaRue County before, the Lady Knights knew what they were up against. They were anxious about LaRue County junior, Gillian Nunn, who scored for the Lady Hawks.

  • MCHS Volleyball ends regular season 13-19-1

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Lady Knights ended their regular season last week when they lost to Bardstown on the road in three sets (0-3). The Lady Knights finished the regular season with a record of 13-19-1. They have not finished with a losing record since 2007.
    The loss came as a surprise to Head Coach David Hibbard.
    “I thought we got rid of this nonsense when we played in the Harrison County tournament, but I guess I was wrong,” Hibbard said.

  • Soccer: Knights lose two games, starting sweeper

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights went into the last week of the regular season with the top seed in their district secured and three games on deck. 
    The Knights hosted the Nelson County Cardinals on Oct. 6. 
    "We had a slow start to the game," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said. "However, we played much better in the second half."

  • Volleyball honors seniors, but comes up short this week

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County volleyball had a tough schedule this week, succumbing in three sets apiece to Elizabethtown, Central Hardin and Pulaski County. Tuesday, Oct. 6, was senior night, honoring Marion County’s six graduating Lady Knights.
    This weekend, the Lady Knights travelled to Harrison County to compete in the Fillies Fall Fling tournament. The Lady Knights won four of their six matches and advanced to the finals of the tournament.

  • Boys soccer: Knights fall to Panthers

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights, entering the end of the regular season, traveled to play the Elizabethtown Panthers on Sep. 29.
    Unfortunately, the Knights lost 4-1.
    "We had to play in the cold, miserable rain," Knights Coach Greg Conley said. "We did not play well in the first half at well."
    The Knights' lone goal came on Dalton Hammond's goal from mid-field.  
    "It was a beautiful goal," Conley said.  

  • Football: Knights keep it close, come up short

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights hosted the West Jessamine Colts on Oct. 2, in the Knights' final home match of the season. It was also senior night and homecoming.  
    The Knights (0-7) were competitive and stayed in the game, but came up short with a final score of 22-18.  
    Playing in the rain, the Knights turned to the run game to score points, and held a 12-6 lead after one quarter, and a 18-14 lead at the half.  

  • Girls soccer loses to Casey County

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Soccer season is almost over, and the Marion County girls soccer team has yet to outscore an opponent.
    The Lady Knights fell to Casey County 0-3 on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
    Now the Lady Knights have some time off until their last game of the season.
    “We’ve learned a lot so far. We’re still getting more experience,” Head Coach Derek Cissell said.

  • Knights' season ends at regional tournament

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights traveled to play in 4th Region Boys Tournament on Sep. 29 at Wild Turkey Trace in Lawerenceburg. 
    The Knights finished 11th out of 20 teams, posting a score of 338. 
    "I told the team before the game if we finished in the 330's, it would be good," Knights Coach Chad Spalding said. "We achieved our goal somewhat."

  • Volleyball hosts cancer awareness night

    By Bailey Foxworth
    Sports correspondent

    Marion County Volleyball showed their support for cancer awareness month last week when they hosted Green County for their annual “Block Cancer, Pass Hope” night Tuesday, Sept. 29, where the girls raised $330 to donate to cancer research.

  • Boys soccer: Knights clinch top seed


    By Gerard Flanagan
    Sports correspondent

    The Marion County Knights marched into their Sep. 22 game at the Taylor County Cardinals with a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed in the district.
    The Knights, in a hard fought match, pulled out a 2-1 victory to clinch the No. 1 seed in the district.
    "It was obviously a huge game," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.
    With the score at 1-0 in favor of the Cardinals (12-4), the Knights needed some offense to get back into the game.